manga-style art (i know this is a contested term, but i’ll risk generalizing for now) used to be one of my biggest influences when i was first starting out as an artist. today i suddenly got an impulse to see how i would approach the style with my current skillset, and this came out. it was so much fun! big credit for style reference goes to cushart, one of my favorite artists.
The finished painting, and many more examples on deviantART, is one reason I want to deviate from the Manga style strictly. The beauty of the face is so minimal with Manga-styles, which sucks because I love drawing lips, and to draw more detailed hair, like this.